Special Issues and Article Collections

2023-2024: The economics of artificial intelligence: business potentials and risks

Guest editor:

George Lăzăroiu

Professor, The Institute of Smart Big Data Analytics, New York City, NY, USA; Spiru Haret University, Bucharest, Romania

ORCID: 0000-0002-3422-6310

Web of Science ResearcherID: A-2262-2015


Our objective is to attract submissions on hot emerging topics covering how artificial intelligence technologies shape workplace automation, business management, sustainable finance and supply chains, green economic growth, industrial innovation, productivity and employment, IoT-based manufacturing industry,  value chain of circular economy, competitive capabilities, organizational performance, digital entrepreneurship, etc.

Empirical research and systematic reviews integrating the most recent and relevant sources in the field are considered in terms of sound questions, hypotheses, study designs, methods, data collection and analysis, applications, or interpretations. Adequate language level and a clear presentation are required for submitted manuscripts.


Abrardi, L., Cambini, C., & Rondi, L. (2022). Artificial intelligence, firms and consumer behavior: A survey.  Journal of Economic Surveys, 36(4), 969–991. doi: 10.1111/joes.12455

 Feuerriegel, S., Shrestha, Y.R., von Krogh, G., & Zhang, C. (2022). Bringing artificial intelligence to business management. Nature Machine Intelligence, 4, 611–613. doi: 10.1038/s42256-022-00512-5

Naz, F., Agrawal, R., Kumar, A., Gunasekaran, A., Majumdar, A., & Luthra, S. (2022). Reviewing the applications of artificial intelligence in sustainable supply chains: Exploring research propositions for future directions. Business Strategy and the Environment, 31(5), 2400–2423. doi: 10.1002/bse.3034

Yang, C.-H. (2022). How artificial intelligence technology affects productivity and employment: Firm-level evidence from Taiwan. Research Policy, 51(6), 104536. doi: 10.1016/j.respol.2022.104536.

Zhao, P., Gao, Y., & Sun, X. (2022). How does artificial intelligence affect green economic growth? –Evidence from China. Science of The Total Environment, 834, 155306. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.155306.


Important dates:

Economic Publishing Platform will be open since July 1, 2023.

Deadline for the submission of papers: July 30, 2024.

Publication: Current special issue is a VSI. Accepted papers will be published online immediately upon acceptance and will be included in the next available issue of the journal.



2023: Digitalization and entrepreneurship in economics

Guest editor:

Domingo Ribeiro-Soriano 
Professor, Business Management Department & IUDESCOOP (Universitat de València, Spain)
Researcher ID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/G-5798-2015


Background and Motivations:

This Special Issue on Digitalization and entrepreneurship in economics is closely linked to the Conference on “Innovation, knowledge and digitalisation: building trust to face today´s challenges” (June 2023, Madrid), where the Special Issue Guest Editor Team will run a track on this topic.

Papers accepted for and presented at the Conference will be eligible for publication in the Special Issue. Please note, however, that the selection and review of articles will be carried out initially by the Conference Advisory Committee. Papers whose theoretical framework and method do not meet the standards of quality and rigor required by the participating journals will not be accepted for presentation at the Conference. Papers that pass the first review stage will then be reviewed by the Academy Editorial Advisory Board, and decisions will be taken by the Guest Editors of the associated journals. Papers should be highly relevant and should closely fit the participating journals’ scope and research focus. After the Conference, the Guest Editors of each journal will decide which papers will be recommended for inclusion in the Special Issues of the corresponding publications. Depending on the quality of submissions, the best papers will be published in the Special Issues of these SSCI journals. The Conference is unique in this respect. Papers should be submitted to the Conference via the Conference website (https://www.aciek-academy.com)

The influence of digital technologies on the nature and form of innovation as collective action becomes increasingly significant as the boundaries of innovation become blurred (Nambisan et al., 2017). The rapid growth of the digital economy has triggered a relevant number of business changes (Sun et al., 2022). Hence, technologies have changed the way we work and interact, leading to innovations in different areas.

Moreover, companies can positively change their results by introducing different innovative activities as a competitive advantage (León-Gómez et al., 2022). Thereby, digital disruption has influenced the process of digital transformation (Nyagadza, 2022), which has driven changes in economic and social models. Consumer behaviour has also been affected by the digital revolution (Verhoef et al., 2021). There is thus a growing interest in understanding the role of technological innovation in business sustainability and how new technologies have influenced economic and social models. These new concerns should also address the barriers and challenges that need to be overcome for an adequate integration of technological innovations in society and economy. Therefore, research with large volumes of information that also considers new paradigms and the different elements capable of driving digital innovation in companies becomes relevant.


León-Gómez, A., Santos-Jaén, J. M., Ruiz-Palomo, D., & Palacios-Manzano, M. (2022). Disentangling the impact of ICT adoption on SMEs performance: the mediating roles of corporate social responsibility and innovation. Oeconomia Copernicana, 13(3), 831–866. https://doi.org/10.24136/oc.2022.024.

Nambisan, S., Lyytinen, K., Majchrzak, A., & Song, M. (2017). Digital innovation management. MIS Quarterly, 41(1), 223-238. https://doi.org/10.25300/MISQ/2017/41:1.03.

Nyagadza, B. (2022). Sustainable digital transformation for ambidextrous digital firms: a systematic literature review and future research directions. Sustainable Technology and Entrepreneurship, 1(3). 100020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.stae.2022.100020

Sun, C., Zhang, Z., Vochozka, M., & Vozňáková, I. (2022). Enterprise digital transformation and debt financing cost in China’s A-share listed companies. Oeconomia Copernicana, 13(3),783–829. https://doi.org/10.24136/oc.2022.023.

Verhoef, P. C., Broekhuizen, T., Bart, Y., Bhattacharya, A., Dong, J. Q., Fabian, N., & Haenlein, M. (2021). Digital transformation: A multidisciplinary reflection and research agenda. Journal of Business Research, 122, 889-901. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2019.09.022.

Important dates:

Authors are invited to present their papers on “Digitalization and entrepreneurship in economics” at the Conference, which will be held in Madrid, June 2023.

Participation in the Conference itself or acceptance of a paper for presentation does not guarantee that the authors will be selected for Oeconomia Copernicana Special Issue. Authors may submit their papers to the Special Issue without attending the Conference.

Platform will be open since April 1, 2023.

Deadline for the submission of papers: November 30, 2023.

Publication: Current special issue is a VSI. Accepted papers will be published online immediately upon acceptance and will be included in the next available issue of the journal.